Friday, 22 May 2020

Roof Inspections Birmingham

Roof Inspections Birmingham

We carry out Roof Inspections & Defect Surveys to a large amount of High Rise Buildings in & around the West Midlands.

Roof Inspections are Paramount in sourcing out Defects
Defects such as blocked drainage or damaged surfaces can be detrimental to the buildings integrity.

Water Ingress can be very costly causing leaks, damp, damage to coursework or corrosion of re-bar causing concrete spalling.





Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any building inspections you may require 






Monday, 18 May 2020

Concrete Investigation Birmingham

Concrete Investigation Birmingham



Concrete carbonation – surveys and depth testing

Cement paste has a pH of about 13 which provides a protective layer (passive coating) to the steel and protects reinforcement against corrosion. Loss of passivity occurs at about pH 11. Carbonation of the concrete, caused by carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, has the effect of reducing the pH.
Carbonation depth is generally assessed on site using a solution of phenolphthalein indicator that appears pink in contact with alkaline concrete with pH values in excess of 9 and colourless at lower levels of pH. The test is covered by BS EN 14630: Products and systems for the protection and repair of concrete structures and Test Methods: Determination of carbonation depth in hardened concrete by the phenolphthalein method.




Friday, 1 May 2020

Rope Access and Fall Arrest Safety Eyebolts Birmingham

Rope Access and Fall Arrest Safety Eyebolts Birmingham

Here at Complete Access, our Technicians have been trained to install and test both
Safety Eyebolts for use for Rope Access and Fall Arrest purposes.

We carry out installation and testing for both Ourselves and End Users - We carry Professional Indemnity Insurance

Safety Eyebolts should be inspected and tested on a six monthly basis and Fall Arrest systems on a twelve monthly basis





Sunday, 19 April 2020

IRATA Rope Access Birmingham

IRATA Rope http://www.complete-access.co.uk/

Health & Safety

At Complete Access we have a duty of care to make sure our technicians work well within guidelines and regulations set out by the Health and Safety Executive……….
  • Working At Height Regulations (WAH) 2005 – We actively work to prevent falls from and equipment falling from height by ensuring our staff are trained in both the task in hand and the correct use of equipment supplied.
  • LOLER 1998 – All PPE is visually inspected prior to every use and a full and extensive inspection is carried out on a six monthly basis. 
  • PUWER 1998 – Correct issue and use of equipment is paramount to safety.

Training

  Our technicians are trained and certificated with the following:
  • IRATA Levels 1,2 & 3 Conforming to BS ISO 22846.
  • Confined Space Regulations 1997 – All technicians are certificated in accordance with National Occupational Standards. 
  • City & Guilds Level 2 in Building Support Services.
  • NEBOSH General Certificate Level 3
  • IPAF 3a & 3b Certification.
  • First Aid – All technicians are 1st aid trained and certificated. 
  • IOSH – Technicians are certificated with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
  • CCSNG – Safety Passports.
  • Abrasive Wheels.
What Is Rope Access


At Complete Access All of Our Technicians are overseen by an IRATA Level 3 on All jobs 





Saturday, 11 April 2020

Cladding Inspection & Cleaning


Cladding Inspection Sampling & Cleaning

In today’s day & age it is imperative that the construction details of All cladding is known to the management of properties they represent 

Our Team regularly undertake sampling t& inspection to determine type of firewall, size of cavity and actual sampling of the cladding to be tested to BS EN 13501-1




Rope Access Building Inspection & Safety Defect Surveys

Building Inspections & Safety Defect Surveys

Our Team carry out Safety Inspections on a regular basis







Overview

Our building investigation team can provide you with expert advice in relation to the performance and quality of the materials used in buildings and structures. We have an in-depth knowledge of construction related materials and components ensuring that the building surveys carried out are always of the highest standard. We provide surveys to reassure you that buildings are constructed as designed and are performing well, which is essential when a purchase, major refurbishment or investment is being considered.
We can offer you a professional surveying and inspection service to:
  • Reinforced concrete structures and concrete condition surveys.We specialise in the appraisal of reinforced concrete structures and buildings. Test and surveys we can provide include; measured defect and delamination surveys, reinforcement corrosion assessment, concrete core sampling, carbonation, covermeter, half-cell potential surveys and assessment of chloride contamination. Following the survey of a structure, we can provide a fully interpretative report of our finding and provide recommendations on the most effective repair strategy in accordance with BS EN 1504.
  • Investigation of construction related faults and defects. We provide a full consultancy service to undertake investigations and testing to determine the cause and nature of defects which can affect both new and existing buildings and structures. Our teams are experienced in undertaking assessments of modern and historic buildings, civil engineering structures, system built structures and domestic properties. We offer a full range of services to assess materials and products including, coatings, renders, masonry and brickwork, wall ties, concrete and other cemtitious materials, windows, doors, cladding and roofing systems.
  • Building and construction material failures. From foundations to roof tiles, we can provide you with specialist advice and reports which identify the exact causes of failure or likely future performance of a wide range of construction related materials and products. We provide site inspection and testing, specialist testing and analysis and provide full technical reports with recommendations for repair or remediation. The team can also assist in a wide range of dilapidation surveys.
  • Building inspection. Our fully trained abseil teams carry out high rise safety inspections and rope access surveys to safely examine and test all areas of buildings and structures. Services range from localised measured defect surveys through to full durability assessments of buildings and structures. Our building investigation teams are specialist in the assessment of high-rise tower blocks and other forms of low or medium rise social housing.
  • Determination of Constructional Details. A large part of the team’s work is related to the assessment of existing structures to determine as built construct details. These assessments employ a range of techniques and are normally undertaken for architects or structural engineers prior to refurbishment or significant change of use of a building or structure.





Friday, 30 June 2017

Drainage Replacement using Rope Access Methods

Cast Iron Drainage Replacement Rope Access Birmingham

We are halfway through a contract for E Manton Construction at Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The brief was to remove 100's of metres of old cast iron soil pipes and replace with new cast soil pipes..... due to the location of the soil pipes .... it was either scaffold the building or use the more cost effective method of Rope Access


We have had to use innovative hauling systems to get both horizontal and vertical old pipes down and new pipes in before fixing.


 
 
 
We have now completed installation of one elevation to The QE - horizontal and vertical cast soil pipes have been installed - we still have another ground to roof cast stack to install, two Vulcathene pipes to install and more old cast pipes to remove.